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Please check the Facilities and Access page for full list of trail closures and diversions.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Main car park and toilets open 9.00am to 5pm.

Revelin Moss car park open 24 hours.

Please check the Facilities and Access page for full list of trail closures and diversions.

 

 

Weekdays

Monday
Visitor Centre and Forest Shop Closed
Cafe Closed
Bike Hire Closed
Tuesday
Visitor Centre and Forest Shop Closed
Cafe Closed
Bike Hire Closed
Wednesday
Visitor Centre and Forest Shop Closed
Cafe Closed
Bike Hire Closed
Thursday
Visitor Centre and Forest Shop Closed
Cafe Closed
Bike Hire Closed
Friday
Visitor Centre and Forest Shop Closed
Cafe Closed
Bike Hire Closed

Weekends

Saturday
Visitor Centre and Forest Shop Closed
Cafe Closed
Bike Hire Closed
Sunday
Visitor Centre and Forest Shop Closed
Cafe Closed
Bike Hire Closed

How to find us

How to find us
Whinlatter Pass, Keswick
Sat Nav Postcode: CA12 5TW
By Car

From Keswick, take the A66 west towards Cockermouth. At Braithwaite village, turn west onto the B5292 for Lorton. Follow Whinlatter Visitor Centre signposts for approximately 3 miles

 

Or go car-free

By Public Transport

We welcome car-free visitors and offer free admission to those arriving by public transport or bike – plan your journey at Good Journey.

During the summer months there is a bus service between Keswick and Whinlatter which gives you the option of travelling via the beautiful Honister Rambler route, route number 77/77A.

Route dates and times may vary so please check the Stagecoach timetable before you travel.

OS Grid Ref
NY209245

54.609302817099, -3.2285938439344

Parking and prices

The main car park is on a 'Pay on Exit' system.

The are 2 pay stations situated in the main car park and 1 by the Visitor Centre.
The main car park is open 9am -5pm

Charges: if you stay for less than 20 minutes, parking is free. Otherwise, the charges below apply.  

The machines take coins (no change given), credit cards or you have up to 48hrs after your visit to pay online at Park with Ease. The machines are being cleaned regularly, but please try and pay online to avoid touching them. Please bring hand sanitiser with you to use after you have touched the machines.

Parking charges apply at all times.

If you arrive car-free there is no charge

Parking Charges

Parking charges
Up to 1 hour £2.20
Each additional 20 minutes £0.45
All day £8.00

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Number of accessible parking spaces: 4
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Pay on exit system

Facilities and access

We have some closures and diversions in place due to essential forestry work

Main car park and toilets – open 9am to 5pm.

Revelin Moss Car park – open 24 hours

Visitor Information centre and Forest Shop - Closed

Two Gills trail & Comb beck trail (red and blue walking routes) open with diversion

Seat How Summit (Green walking trail) open with diversion

Altura North Mountain Bike Trail - Closed

Quercus Trail - Open with diversion

Altura South Mountain Bike Trail - Open

5k & 10k Running Trails - Open

Siskins Café - Closed

Play areas - Closed

Cyclewise - Closed

Go Ape - Closed

 

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For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Assistant dogs welcome
Cafe
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Play Area

Contact details

Welcome to England's only true mountain forest

Whinlatter is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, rare wildlife and adventure play.

Set within the Lake District, a World Heritage Site, Whinlatter has unrivalled views across Bassenthwaite Lake, Derwentwater and Keswick. It is also home to the longest purpose-built mountain bike trails in the Lake District. 

The Lakes are a dramatic and unique landscape which has been formed through man’s activities, such as forestry and land management. This landscape has inspired many of the world’s greatest artists, writers and thinkers.

At a glance

  • 9 walking trails - Two Gills trail & Comb beck trail (red and blue walking routes) open with diversions.  Seat How Summit (Green walking trail) open with diversion
  • 3 cycling trails - Altura North Section closed
  • 2 Running trails - 5k & 10k Open
  • Play areas - CLOSED
  • Visitor Centre Information and Forest Shop - CLOSED
  • Go Ape - CLOSED
  • Segway - CLOSED
  • Café - CLOSED
  • Bike hire - CLOSED
  • Tramper/mobility scooter hire - CLOSED
  • Picnic areas - CLOSED
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